Cayenne and Okonomiyaki Chicken Wings


Those chicken wings have this nice “low and slow” heat, meaning that it does not feel hot at first but the more you eat the more heat you get.

You don’t have to marinate the chicken wings to make them awesome but marinating will make them awesomer (I know, I know I should same more awesome, but that does not sound awesome).

One of the idea that I want to try the next time I do this recipe is to add some pomegranate in the sauce or just as topping.

Ingredients for 12 chicken wings:

  • 12 chicken wings
  • Marinade (optional):
    • 4 tablespoons of apple vinegar
    • 1 tablespoons of Sweet chili sauce
    • Salt/pepper
  • Crispy crumbs:
    • 5 tablespoons of breadcrumbs
    • 1 teaspoon of sweet paprika
    • 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika
    • 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
    • 1 teaspoon of black pepper
    • Pinch of salt
    • 1 teaspoon of olive oil
  • Sauce:
    • 4 tablespoons of Okonomiyaki sauce
    • 1 tablespoons of Sweet and sour sauce
    • 1 tablespoons of soy sauce
    • 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper

  1. Cut the chicken wings in two to have the drumsticks and the wing parts.
  2. Optional:
    1. Mix the marinade ingredients together.
    2. Put all the parts of the wings in a plastic food bag and pour the marinade over.
    3. Shake it (“like a polaroid picture”) to nicely cover all the chicken with the marinade.
    4. Let it marinade in the fridge overnight.
    5. Take the wings out of the fridge one hour before cooking them, so it gets to room temperature.
  3. Preheat your oven at 195°C (380°F).
  4. Mix the breadcrumbs and the spices in a bowl. If you don’t have any breadcrumbs you can use some hard bread, put it in a blender with the spices and the olive oil and blend it until you get the desired size of crumbs.
  5. Add the olive oil and mix it well. You might need to mix it with your hands.
  6. Roll the chicken wings in the breadcrumbs mix and put them then on an oven rack.
  7. Cook in the oven for 30-40 minutes or until it gets nice and crispy.
  8. Mix the sauce ingredients.
  9. Put your cooked chicken wings in a pan, without any oil, on high heat and add the sauce. Mix well for one minute and it is ready. You can top it with some sesame seeds or chopped green onions.

Bon appétit!

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